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HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE COTTON PRODUCTION INDUSTRY IN UZBEKISTAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1284: tabled on 17 January 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that the Government and associated public bodies may be inadvertently supporting human rights abuses in the cotton production industry in Uzbekistan through the procurement of cotton products for military, emergency and national health services; notes that schools in Uzbekistan are closed as hundreds of thousands of children are forced to pick cotton; further notes that children, with inadequate clothing, food and water, undertake arduous physical labour to reach assigned daily picking quotas; is further concerned that child labour is state-sponsored; and calls on the Government to respond to the voluntary bans of Uzbek cotton by some of the world's largest retailers, using its influence to support an end to forced child labour in Uzbekistan.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2011
Solihull
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2011
Coventry South
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Scunthorpe
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2011
Glasgow South West
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 January 2011
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 January 2011
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2011
Bath
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2012
North Tyneside
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2011
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2011
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2011
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2011
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2011
Cambridge
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2011
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2011
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 January 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 January 2011
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 February 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 January 2011
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2011
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2011
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 January 2011
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2011
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2011
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2011
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2011
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2011
Upper Bann
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2011
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.